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he was wearing a helmet when he crashed. >> the nra spoke for the first time today since the newtown, connecticut school shooting and called for armed guards at schools. mike mibach here with who is calling this proposal nothing more than a distraction. >> reporter: it was billed as a news conference. the nra took no questions. instead it was a presentation that offered up a plan as one nra official said to stop the next killer waiting in the wings. in a town where terror descended exactly one week ago, today a moment of silence was observed. >> now we must speak. >> reporter: silent no more is the national rifle association of america. >> the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. >> reporter: today nra executive vice president wayne lapierre to protecting students and said he says since the president and certain members of congress have armed security, why not our children. he says he wants armed officers at schools and the government to help pay for it. >> i call on congress today to act immediately to appropriate whatever is necessary to put armed po
area man in response to the nra's controversial plan to curb gun violence. >> complete bay area news coverage starts right now. >> good morning. welcome. it's saturday december 22nd. > pretty wild wake up call. let's get to rosemary and a quick look at what is happening outside. >> first we have allie who is standing by. >> told you it was a wild wake up call. what's happening? >> reporter: we have been out in the road since 4:30 and the rain hasn't let up. we are on cast ovally and redwood. we haven't seen drivers having a problem. the weather has caused problems on the road throughout the bay area. on 880 southbound, the driver of this truck crashed and ended up on its side. the driver said that the strong wind and rain caused him to loose control of the truck. on 580 the driver of this vehicle fled the scene of the crash after the car hit a tree. it happened during the heavy rainfall early this morning though chp doesn't know if weather was the only factor. for other drivers out in the roads, trying to get to their destination the stormy weather created an inconvenient mess. >
says the nra has it all wrong. >> complete bay area news coverage starts right now. this is ktvu channel 2 news at 5:00. >>> good evening and thanks for joining us for this special late edition of ktvu channel 2 news at 6:00 i'm jane katsuyama in for heather holmes. >> i'm ken wayne. a series of powerful storms slams the bay area. we're on storm watch with team coverage and we begin with ken pritchett with how wind affected people's plans today. >> reporter: ken, about half an hour ago it was a foggy drive over the bay bridge. right now it's as clear as it can be and that is how quickly things have changed. earlier this afternoon wind advisories for bay area bridges and the windiest we found was this morning in pacifica. with winds this strong, and waves this high, there was little doubt that the pacifica pier would be closed. >> i think the mayan apocalypse is running a few days late. >> reporter: we're told that the waves crashed he over the pier. >> it's so windy. >> elsewhere this storm led to localized flooding in scattered parts of the bay area. despite the mess, the co
contributions to the debate about gun control. in the first statement from the nra since the connecticut school shooting the nra says and i'm quoting in part the national rifle association of america is made up of four million moms and dads, sons and daughters and we are shocked, saddened, and heartbroken by the news of the horrific and senseless murders in newtown. the nra says it will not comment on the newtown school shooting. immediately they did not out of respect for the families and as a matter of common decency. the nra says it wants to be part of the national dialogue to make sure the tragedy like that doesn't happen again. make sure you stay right here with us on ktvu for more coverage about the connecticut school shooting. coming up we'll take you back live to newtown, connecticut. we'll hear what it has been like for the students there who went back to school and what is complicating the investigation to figure out why the gunman did what he did. >> i can't imagine heading back to school. >>> time now 5:39. sal is covering traffic. where you starting? >> we are starting this morning
, connecticut. >> new information now from the nra, the national rifle association broke its silence with a statement about the killings. the group said that nra members were quote, shocked, saddened and heartbroken by the news of the horrific and senseless murders. the nra has said it's offering meaningful contributions to make sure this never happens again. >> bay area state senator introduced a bill that would close major loopholes in california's assault weapons ban. the bill is similar to one last year that prohibits semiautomatic weapons. it will require yearly registration and backgrounds checks. a second bill will make it a requirement that store weapons have trigger locks. the white house says if president obama is also prepared to actively support reinstatement of a u.s. assault weapons ban. california senator diane feinstein plans to introduce new legislation next year. the president would also support new rules for gun shows. attendees can buy guns from private dealers without a background check. >> bay area residents are banding together. ktvuu's health and synced core j
how a nra supporter is entering the mix. >> reporter: west virginia senator who is a democrat and nra member is talking gun regulation and leland yee is pushing for measures in the state. we decided to take this debate into the classroom. >> this is an ar15 rifle. >> reporter: he teaches his studentsp how to use -- students how to use these weapons. >> we are making the choice now, as a business owner, if people are an anti-depressants we are not going to teach them. >> he posted a flier against leland yee's proposal to allow guns reloaded with multiple loads of ammunition. leland yee was in chicago hoping to revive it. >> i think there is an assault weapon ban. the law was passed, signed by the manufacturer, however they found a loophole in the law by modifying these weapons with a bullet button. >> student isn't giving up his legal weapon. >> prior to coming here, all my friends are all these shootings, what do you think about it, i said all these shootings i personally think that, you know, i need to have -- invest in a good gun. >> always keep the gun pointed in the safest possibl
following this shooting. >> shame on the nra! >> gun control advocates protested outside of the offices in washington, d.c. the nra has not releasedny statements since the -- released any statements since the shooting and its facebook page has disappeared following other mass shootings. >>> new this morning, a private equity company where the california teachers' pension fund keeps some of its money. it says this will sell its stake to a gun manufacturer. yesterday, the teachers' pension fund said it was reviewing its investment in the private equity firm following the school shooting. >>> two people were seriously hurt in oakland after being -- after being hit by a car. the man and woman were hit in the crosswalk. they were later rushed to the hospital. the driver did stop and is cooperating with police. >>> very busy san francisco mall was evacuated. a fire broke out in a restaurant. firefighters were called to the westfield san francisco center on market street about 8:15 last night. firefighters found smoke in the building. it was coming from a flue fire. they quickly put tut the --
for a national discussion on gun control. joe mansion of west virginia is a life long member of the nra, and he says everything should be on the table. senator dianne feinstein of california says she will introduce legislation to ban the sale of new assault weapons. state senator leeland ye says he will reintroduce a bill. >> unfortunately, gun manufacturers found a loophole in that particular law by creating, and modifying these assault weapons with a bullet button. >> another piece of leming slags being considered in sacramento deals with how schools prepare for information, such as a gunman on the loose. >>> in los gatos, a new store is opening, and among the things it will be selling are guns. what happened in tonight's council meeting? >> reporter: templar sports is expected to open at the end of the month. university avenue has an electric mix of businesses. templar sports service includes the sale of firearms. >> these represent an unnecessary threat to this community. particularly children. >> i do believe that the owners, and operators of templar sports will conduct their business prof
in newtown. the nra says it is prepared to offer meaningful contributions to help make sure there's not a repeat of what happened in newtown and on friday the group plans to hold a press conference to offer more details. >>> the firm capital says it intends to sell its stock in cerberus. that's the company that makes the rifle used in friday's attack. it's not clear how long the suspension will last. dick's has removed all guns from the shelves of stores closest to newtown connecticut out of respect for the shooting victims and their families. >>> the bank is located in pelton plaza which is just off east 14th street a couple of weeks from davis street. just after 4:00 this afternoon a man in his 20s walked in, passed a note to the teller asking for money and by the time police got there unfortunately the bank robber was gone. and in belmont police want your help identifying a man suspecting of robbing another u.s. bank at noon today. take a look at this bank security picture. that robbery happened at the branch on rolston avenue. the man demanded money from a teller. police say h
. this will be the nra's first public response to the school shooting. >>> a woman is in the hospital with life threatening injuries after police say a car hit a group of people near san francisco twin peaks. the four victims were walking near a scenic outlook when they say a car came speeding by around 9:00 last night. one of them managed to get out of the way but the others appeared to have hit by the car and knocked can the >>> be ktvu he was visiting from wisconsin i the caret i police detained the driver and we're checking to see if was under the influence. >>> about 800 chef reason workers will be moved to texas. chevron says the workers will be relocated to houston. that is where the company has the biggest base of operations. they are all involved in information and advance energy technologies. most of that work is already being done in texas. but chevron says its headquarters will stay in california. >>> 6:11 is the time. we want to check in with sal. see what is happening on the roads on this first day of winter. >> we are looking at also the large crowd at the new park mall. big crow
involved ran when police got to the field. no one was seriously hurt and no one was arrested. >>> the nra chief said new efforts by congress to regulate guns will not prevent mass shootings in the future. he had another suggestion on meet the press. >> if it is crazy for putting police armed in school. then call me crazy. i will tell you what, the american people think it is crazy not to do it. >> wayne lapuerre, blamed hollywood. video games for school shootings similar to the one in connecticut. >> they are confronting the greatest legislative test as the president and members of congress are pushing for stronger gun laws. >>> governor chris christie is speaking out about armed officers on school campuses. >> i don't think the solution to safety in schools is putting an armed guard. for it to be effective. from a law enforcement perspective. you would have to have a guard outside of every classroom. >> armed guard would negatively impact the learning environment. he said he is for gun control and removing the barriers to mental health treatment >>> a teenager shot earlier this month is
while he interviews the ceo of the nra. the investigation started after progun grouped pointed out they were banned. >>> funerals have been scheduled sunday and monday for the two firefighters shot and killed while responding to a fire. meantime a body found yesterday in the home is believed to be that of the sister. police say the man typed a note saying he wanted to burn down the neighborhood and kill people. the police chief read chilling details about his plans. >> quote, i still have to get ready to see how much of the neighborhood i can burn down and do what they like doing best, killing people. >> police say that the note didn't indicate his motive. they say that he had three guns including a semi automatic similar to the one used in the connecticut school shooting. >> it appears mcaf eric e is spending the week in great britain. he posted an entry on a blog saying he is safe in the country where he grew up. he was born in england. he has been hiding from authorities. he is wanted for questioning in the suspicious death of his neighbor. >> we are already getting ready fo
after the nra proposed putting an armed guard in every school. it was conducted among more than 1,000 adults with a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points. >>> administrators and school staff members in utah are learning how to handle guns. a firearm instructor organized an event to provide teachers with concealed weapons. it's one of a number of states that allow them to take them on school campuses. >> i think it's important to have protection because if you don't have it we're sitting ducks. >> gun rights advocates estimate about 240 teachers in utah are licensed to carry concealed weapons. it's not known how many do so at school. >> this weekend thousands of people from across the country are headed to webster new york for services honoring two firefighters killed on duty. they were gunned down trying to put out a fire on christmas eve. the gunman torched his home and opened fire and later committed suicide. the two firefighters will be buried sunday and monday. those from around the u.s. are there for the funerals and thanks to local donations many are staying a
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